Shopping for a new luxury SUV is an exciting process. There are many great models out there, including the 2021 BMW X3 and the 2021 Audi Q5. Both SUVs have a lot to offer.

To help drivers from Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI, figure out which luxury SUV is best for you, BMW of Rochester Hills has put together this comparison. Sit down, relax, and read on!

BMW X3 vs Audi Q5: Engines and Power

The BMW X3 has three different engines across its trims; however, the Audi Q5 only has two. The first X3 engine is the 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower. For more power, the second engine is a 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine with 382 horsepower.

The third engine is a combination of electric and gas-powered: 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine combined with an integrated electric motor for a total of 288 horsepower.

The Audi Q5 has two versions of the same engine across all trims, a hybrid engine and a non-hybrid engine. The standard engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 261 horsepower. The hybrid version is the standard engine combined with the 12-volt Mild Hybrid system and tops out at 362 horsepower. 

Overall, the BMW X3 has more engine options and more powerful engines than the Audi Q5.

Interior of the BMW X3 vs Audi Q5

The interiors of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 have a lot of similarities. Some of these standard features include:

  • Automatic 3-zone climate control system
  • Power tailgate
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats
  • Engine Start/Stop Button

The real difference between the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 is when you look at cargo space. The BMW X3 has a total of 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The Audi Q5 has only 54 cubic feet of cargo space.  

Technology in the BMW X3 vs Audi Q5

Both luxury models have great tech features. The BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 both have infotainment systems with touchscreens and smartphone capabilities. These capabilities allow you to stream music, text and make calls hands-free, and much more.

The BMW X3 has a Connected Package Pro, which features traffic information, BMW remote services, Remote Door Unlock, and more. The Audi Q5 has similar features in its system called Audi connect®. However, Audi connect® is a 6-month trial when it comes standard with the Q5.

The BMW X3 has a full-color Head-up Display. This display shows driving data on your windshield, including speed limit information, navigation, and more. The Audi Q5 also has a head-up display,

Which Luxury Vehicle Comes Out on Top?

It's a close call when comparing the 2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Audi Q5. When looking at engine options, interior space, and tech features, the BMW X3 comes out just ahead of the Audi Q5. For drivers around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, looking to test drive the BMW X3, come by BMW of Rochester Hills.

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